Dirt 3

This game is mind bogglingly brilliant! Dirt 3 is sensational! If two sentences were sufficient for a review I would stop right here. However, due to outside factors (like my editor) I must go on.

The Dirt series has always been entertaining. This was largely due to it having a major influence by the late Colin Mcrae, a two times WRC (World Rally Championship) winner and proved instrumental in propelling the Citroen team to competitive heights. Not only was his name featured on the cover but he also assisted in creating a realistic experience for all car enthusiasts, whilst still keeping it playable enough for the average Joe.

Dirt 3 may not have Colin Mcrae on the cover but still maintains his ridiculous driving ability. Dirt 3 was influenced by Ken Block and his Gymkhana antics. Dirt 3 now attracts not only rally enthusiasts but also the more modernised car control maniacs.

This game has it all, the cars, the tracks, the events and a killer soundtrack. From Kenya to Finland in the rally stages and Japan Harbour to Monte Carlo in the Gymkhana Dirt 3 does not disappoint. The X games and DC Shoes events will keep the fun up in between the fierce competition.

The realism of the car assists, off and on, is almost perfect. With them on they make anyone look like a rally expert. With them off, well this is how I learnt: understeer, skid, slide, tree, ground, sky, ground, sky, ground. Once you get hand of the controls and get your hands on a steering wheel the sky is the limit until you hit that ramp a tad skew then well… sky, ground, sky, ground.

The graphics are astounding and on occasions will leave you flabbergasted at images of destruction: sky, ground, sky all the while major components of your beloved recently destroyed car being flung into the air. This, however, is not a concluded once off event as you can rewind time and try that corner again and again and again.

“I promise I’m a great driver” Well, at least that’s what the promoter and mechanic say after a successful race. The ability of choosing your nickname from quite a wicked selection really is the cherry on top. This nickname used by that rather sexy voice of your promoter and burly voice of your mechanic makes for quite a fun aspect of an already incredible game.

Dirt 3 will not disappoint. Get the game, drive hard and feel that smile getting bigger and bigger.

Rating: 10/10

Josh “Swift” Sack – Gaming Editor || About Me: Started Writing for TechHuman in July 1946 after an honorable discharge from the Guatemalan National Guard. Call of Duty Guatemalan Rampage, to be launched in 2026, will be based on Josh’s various military campaigns in the Guard.